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Student Spotlight on Anthony Winston

Student Spotlight: Anthony Winston

Anthony WinstonKent State Sophomore Anthony Winston is tackling every obstacle thrown at him these days and Kent State East Liverpool has helped him with one of the biggest obstacles in his life. Attending Kent State East Liverpool campus was one of the best decisions that Anthony has ever made. Anthony has had a disability his whole life called Cerebral Palsy. Anthony explains that Cerebral Palsy is a bruise on the brain. The bruise is located on one of the lobes in his brain, this was caused at birth and it affects his motor skills.

"Cerebral Palsy has made me stronger and it also makes me strive to live a normal lifestyle. A person can never be cured but physical therapy helps me immensely. Even though I do have a disability I still manage to go to school daily to complete my education and reach my goals for the future and to move forward in my career."

 Having a disability has not stopped Anthony from going to school and pursuing his dreams. Someday he wants to travel and help others overcome their problems by becoming a motivational speaker and writer. Anthony is in the Applied Communication program and to reach his goals in life he decided that this was the right educational and career path in which he needed to take to get there.

Anthony expresses "Writing is my gift, it is a release for me, something I enjoy doing and it's a lot of fun." Winston started writing in the seventh grade and he has been writing ever since. He uses his gift of writing and communication as a tool to help others. After graduation he plans on becoming a motivation speaker. He wants to spread the message of hope to everybody he meets. 

The desire, passion and strength that Anthony has for writing and his ability to help others is endless. "Everybody has obstacles in their life, but as long as you have the right attitude about it and your willing to work hard towards change you can overcome it. I'm thankful for Kent State University helping me reach for my goals."